Jacqueline is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Biology at Carleton University in the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory. Her research addresses anthropogenic stressors and how these may impact fish health; her MSc addressed the influence of watershed land-used on stream diversity and fish parasite communities and her PhD thesis investigates how the physical stress from fisheries capture and handling impacts salmon health and survival in catch-and-release fisheries across Canada. Jacqueline is passionate about promoting transdisciplinary research and meaningful collaborations to solve complex conservation issues.
Jacqueline has been working as a Research Assistant in SPPA since November 2016 with Dr. Stephan Schott. Their research is conducted in collaboration with Inuit communities in Nunavut, focusing on sustainable inshore artisanal fishery development in the Canadian Arctic, as well as the socioeconomic and environmental factors associated with subsistence wildlife harvest. Jacqueline will be joining SPPA as a post doctoral researcher in 2020.